The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Terence Fisher (1959)

84min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this atmospheric tour de force, Hammer horror and the fabulous logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle prove the perfect match in what was the first Sherlock Holmes adventure after the Universal series featuring Basil Rathbone ended in 1946 with Dressed to Kill, and also the first in colour. Director Terence Fisher (who was behind the camera for Hammer's revival of classic Universal monsters such as Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy) weaves a darkly romantic gothic spell around the dreaded hound from hell that stalks the foggy moors on the lookout for members of the cursed Baskerville family. Peter Cushing gives one of his finest ever performances as the unflappable Baker Street sleuth, and he has fantastic support from André Morell and Christopher Lee, who's on top haunted form as Sir Henry.

Summary

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are asked to protect the last remaining member of the aristocratic Baskerville family, who is believed to be the target of a monstrous spectral hound roaming the remote Devon moors. Hammer version of Arthur Conan Doyle's mystery, starring Peter Cushing, Andre Morrell, Christopher Lee, John Le Mesurier and Miles Malleson.

Cast & Crew

Sherlock Holmes Peter Cushing
Dr John Watson Andre Morrell
Sir Henry Baskerville Christopher Lee
Barrymore John Le Mesurier
Bishop Basil Frankland Miles Malleson
Cecile Stapleton Marla Landi
Stapleton Ewen Solon
Dr Mortimer Francis De Wolff
Mrs Barrymore Helen Goss
Director Terence Fisher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violenceAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama